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striker

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About striker

  • Rank
    handyman
  • Birthday 12/22/1957

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Netherlands, region Zeeland
  • Interests
    Photography, Computers & Internet, Apple, Linux, Art & Culture, Music, Nature, Gardening, Designing furniture, Animals w/spec. pets (Dogs)

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  • Main System Specs:
    MacBook Pro
  • Secondary System Specs:
    Lenovo R500 w/ Linux Mint
  1. Thank you Liz. Sixty years, and still going on. Cracking here and there but I made it, with trial and error that is. I will enjoy the cake, it's my favorite... Thanks again!
  2. Thanks, how are you Clutter? Still one of the best places here on the internet I think!
  3. Me too, following things on here. Greetz to all of you, from a (too) stormy and wet Netherlands.
  4. Does that Seagate drive spin up at all??? In your case Sue, you may be able to feel it causing a slight vibration. If it does, then the following link may give you some clues, help or put you in the right direction: https://askubuntu.com/questions/99038/why-the-ubuntu-installer-does-not-detect-the-hard-drive-during-installation?rq=1
  5. I'll be 60 coming December. Still using my Mac, iPhone and an old ThinkPad bunker with (coming on it soon to replace Mint) Debian.
  6. Ray, I would suggest to leave the system as is, because LM has a problem accessing USB hard disk drives, that is in my case it has. Maybe because these USB hard disk drives I use are all Mac based filesystems, however the necessary software to be able to read those were installed in LM and it still has problems accessing them. I can manage to workaround that, but it shouldn't be that way. Because it's on a second system/laptop combo I seldom use, I don't mind. One day I'll try another distro on that laptop but not now... So to put it in a nutshell, if you are tempted to try/use LM 18,1 go ahead but use a second system, not your main machine. Better safe than sorry I guess.
  7. I did a clean minimalistic install on an old Lenovo R500 laptop, after completely repartitioning the laptops drive. That worked like I expected. I then tuned and tweaked the system with the goal of using it as my music machine, I'am bit of a music freak. (old love, yeah I know) BTW: I'm using Cinnamon for this, my personal preference but of course YMMV. I do use an external audio card Focusrite Saffire 6 USB (1.1) which I previously used on a Mac, now it's dedicated for the Linux Mint machine. Pulse Audio Volume Control is used and Sayonara music player (one heck of a player - I settled for this one after having tried others which didn't suit me to my taste), speakers are JBL LSR 305 near field monitors on the desk. I'm very happy with the final result. I use Sayonara's build in equalizer which happens to be just enough with this system and the environment I'm listening in, I could have used Pulse Audio EQ alternatively but that was not necessary. CDBurning application I use on this system is XFburn. (yep, still using CDs now and then and occasionally producing them myself too for personal use.) Streaming is not my kind of thing.
  8. See 'Artwork for your Distro' http://forums.scotsnewsletter.com/index.php?showtopic=19610
  9. There's only one good thing about a necktie: practicing the usage of scissors! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scissors
  10. When you cook those sprouts cook 'm with some little onion parts in it, that'll take out the gas.
  11. And you really eat those things? Really? That'll get you to the can every 15 minutes or so for the next two hours to come...
  12. I'm using Teamviewer myself like Bambi mentioned, albeit on Windows computers. However, it works splendidly and you don't need to read a manual of 100 pages, it explains itself, in other words it's easy to use.
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